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NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

House passes 20-year deal to run state-sponsored lottery

PROVIDENCE - The House on Tuesday approved an agreement with International Game Technology PLC, and its partner, Bally's Corp., for a 20-year deal to...

House Finance Committee passes reworked lottery contract

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s House Finance Committee passed its amended lottery contract legislation by a vote of 11 to two on Thursday at Veterans...

State climate change bills spark concern from business community

PROVIDENCE – Combating climate change is a top priority for lawmakers, environmental advocates and business leaders alike. But state legislation that changes targets to cut...

McKee proposes small-business grants, recreational marijuana sales in $11.17B budget

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday unveiled an $11.17 billion budget proposal that would provide grants to small businesses struggling amid the...
SPEAKING ARRANGEMENT: R.I. House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi will be the guest speaker of Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce’s Virtual Eggs and Issues event on Jan. 14. / COURTESY R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Shekarchi unveils package of affordable housing legislation

PROVIDENCE – House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi on Monday unveiled a package of seven pieces of legislation aimed at making housing more available and...
EARNING A SHOT: Talia Thibodeau, a standout basketball player in high school, worried how she would pay for college after she graduated but is working toward an associate degree tuition-free from the Community College of Rhode Island thanks to the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship program. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Will R.I. Promise last after Raimondo leaves?

Talia Thibodeau faced an uncertain future as she prepared to graduate from Cranston High School West last June. Thibodeau, a standout basketball player, wanted to...

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